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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Mar 2, 2012 9:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Andrew Breitbart

"WT, I haven't heard the socialization reason in a while. The real place homeschoolers are week is science and math. "

This is why my wife, with a biochemistry degree and math minor, is a homeschool consultant. She runs her own business teaching homeschool kids the stuff their parents do not have the content knowledge to teach.

She wants to enable the parents to take back control of their children's education - ie make it about education not the social agenda of either side of the aisle. A population of educated individuals will make the right, even if unpopular, choices. Life is not a popularity contest...especially these days when the media exagerates the levels of extremism.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 2, 2012 2:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Andrew Breitbart

My brother was not given tenure at a local high school. So he being a math/science guy (his masters is in marine biology) began teaching at a few homeschool co-ops we belong to with about 100 families if combined. Because of his skill set between that and many tutoring gigs (@$50 a pop) he is now a free agent educator who isn't forced to join a union, can charge what he wants for his services, and can make all the basic choices that any entrepreneur would face (Do I want to travel for that tutoring. Do I want to work on Tuesdays, ect.). He is a much happier man.

Now his views on teaching for 4 years at a prominently white, upper middle class high school vs. his homeschooling gigs is quite illuminating.